Get to Know Dr. Adametz and learn about why he enjoys his work as a neurosurgeon!
Even as a child, James Adametz knew he wanted to be a physician, but it was not until he got into his medical training, that he realized he “really liked surgery”. Dr. Adametz believes his strength as a neurosurgeon lies in solving his patient’s particular medical issue. He searches for the problem and then finds a remedy, especially when the patient has a pinched nerve. For him, repairing pinched nerves is particularly satisfying because he can quickly relieve his patient’s pain.
Get to know your Arkansas spine surgeon, Dr. Brad Thomas! Dr. Thomas specializes in the treatment of brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders.
Dr. Brad Thomas was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University, and then received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He returned to Baylor for his General Surgery Internship and five years of neurosurgery training.
Dr. Thomas is devoted to his family and his practice, where he constantly strives to provide quality, ethical surgery for each of his patients. Dr. Thomas was recently recognized by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as Best of the Best in Central Arkansas for Neurosurgery.
Surgery for certain spinal conditions can be done using traditional, open procedures or minimally invasive techniques.
Spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other spinal conditions can cause persistent or severe pain that does not respond to medication, physical therapy, or other nonsurgical forms of treatment. When this happens, your neurosurgeon may recommend traditional or minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive procedures offer a few advantages compared to traditional, open surgery, if you qualify for this type of procedure.
Meet your neurosurgeon, Dr. Reza Shahim! Dr. Shahim is a talented and compassionate neurosurgeon who specializes in all aspects of neurological care, including minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Shahim graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 1995 and completed his neurological residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He returned to Little Rock in 2001 to join Neurological Surgery Associates, where he works today.
Spinal decompression can provide relief for ongoing back pain and other symptoms associated with certain spine conditions. Spinal decompression treatments are available in nonsurgical and surgical forms depending on the severity of your condition.
If you experience persistent back pain and stiffness, you know that common forms of treatment like pain medication and physical therapy do not always alleviate the pain or improve your condition. When you have recurring back pain due to injuries, spinal disc problems, or other conditions, spinal decompression surgery and nonsurgical decompression are treatments that may bring you long-term relief.